Joe Sewell is one of the greatest batsman to ever play the game. He batted a career .312 in 14 Major League seasons, and was elected in the Hall of Fame in 1977. Sewell is noted for for striking out only 114 in 8,333 career plate appearance. So, he might very well be the best contact hitter the game has ever seen. Featured below is a Ty Cobb professional model bat given to Sewell (by Cobb) in 1925. This expected to sell for a small fortune.
The next item is very unusual. It is Joe Sewell's bronzed cleats. It has recently been removed from the auction in order to be placed within a museum dedicated to Sewell at the University of Alabama. It' great to hear that such a great Baseball artifact will find a home in a place for all to see.
Here is a circa 1912 photograph taken by Paul Thompson of the pitching hand of Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson.
Did you know that Roberto Clemente was a member of the Marine Corps Reserves? Well, below is a photo to prove it. The pic is from 1958. Clemente spent 6 months on active duty at Parris Island and Camp LeJeune. In basic he gained weight and strength that alleviated back problems he had experienced as a young adult.
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